Carson Tate is author of the book Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. A professional consultant, Tate helps top executives and their teams take back control of their to-do lists, workspaces and workflow. She is creator of the "Working Smarter, Not Harder" and "Harness the Productive Power of Your Brain" productivity systems. Tate holds a BA in psychology from Washington and Lee University, a Masters in Organization Development, and a Coaching Certificate from the McColl School of Business at Queens University.
Now, what can you do right now to harness the finite nature of your attention?
To manage your attention, you must work with nature and with the innate tendencies of our brain to respond to forces like emotion, discomfort, and insecurity.
Learning how to manage your attention starts with identifying the psychological and environmental forces that actively work to sabotage your efforts.
When it comes to managing distractions at work, I want you not simply to survive those distractions, but thrive through them.
Your personal Productivity Style is your approach to planning and allocating effort across goals, activities, and time periods.
Organization expert Carson Tate suggests taking a good hard look at all the things you assume you "should" do and question why they're so important. By seeing beyond the veneer of our "shoulds" we can better...
Being so interconnected is exhausting, says professional consultant Carson Tate. We have to resist the tendency to treat our overwhelming schedules like badges of honor. We have to learn to say "no."